A few things have happened since my last blog post. Here is a short Instavideo of last night’s training:
After incurring an intramuscular hematoma & possible muscle tear during training this week, this was my Friday night work-out! I went from having no pain-free function to being able to flex & extend my hip & knee (as seen in this video) to being able to perform body-weight squats & most importantly WALK UNASSISTED for the first time since the injury! So glad that I went to see Rick Mondiatis and the Port Adelaide Sports Injury Clinic – went in on crutches, walked out on my own two feet! #rehab #physio #injury #sportsinjury #sportsphysio #recovery #occupationalhazard #gains #winningatlife #healing #portadelaide
What you’re seeing is a treatment and mobility exercise to break down an intramuscular hematoma, which was the result of an injury which I incurred in training on Monday night. An intramuscular hematoma as basically a bleed that is contained within a muscle, and although it’s usually caused by trauma (everyone assumed that I had copped a leg-kick) it can also be caused (as in my case) by an elongation injury.